Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge premieres his video for “When I Get My Wings,” the first single off his upcoming album, today on CMT. Hoge’s seventh studio album, NUMBER SEVEN, will be released on Sept. 27 on Ryko.
For the song, Hoge found inspiration in an obituary he read about a 50-plus-year marriage. The video illustrates the love story from its infancy to the present-day heartache of losing the love of your life. The song highlights Hoge’s full-throated Otis Redding-style vocal, backed by a heavenly host of Memphis-inspired horns.
“The song started life as a bluegrass song, but it just wasn’t working,” says Hoge. “On the last day of recording, I wasn’t willing to give up on it. I sat in the studio and rethought the whole song and that led me to the Stax sound. After that, the song took on a whole new life. It’s really cool that CMT wants to get behind this video, I’m so appreciative of their support.”
“Will won us over the first time we heard this song and watched this video,” said Stephen Linn, Sr. Director, Music Programming and Promotion, CMT. “We’re really introducing him to our audience with this video, and I know it’s one they will embrace and enjoy.”
Hoge kicks off his headlining WHEN I GET MY WINGS 2011 TOUR on Sept. 24 in Athens, GA. Joining Hoge for several dates on the 30 city tour will be indie pop rockers Locksley, with Jaron and the Long Road to Love, James Dunn, Brighton, Nic Cowan and Aunt Martha all confirmed for opening slots on various tour stops.